Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
political guests this morning ready to talk about the road to election today, arianna huffington will be our guest host. huffington "post" obviously has a left bent, but it was declaring romney won the debate. ken duberstein will join us, as well. >> i was reading some of your tweets last night, john, and i liked your tweet. i tell you what i took away from the entire debate because i want to let you say it, but i saw what's possible in a life spent without any alcohol. i saw what i could have possibly been -- i saw how i could have possibly been able to talk if i had all the brain cells that i started with. and that was what i came away with. that i just wish in a maybe i had considered that path maybe of being, you negotiation life of sobriety. anyway, what did you think, john? >> well, romney considered that path and he took that path, joe, and he tried to press his case last night. the challenge for him was to come out with the kind of aggression that could score for him while still being respectful for the president. and i think he met that challenge. he was on offense most of th
Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm EDT
couple of weeks ago, the huffington post among others reported on it, which is that the longer you are out of work, the longer it will take to get you back to work. you lose skills, contacts. don't we have as much of an incentive to figure out a way to, yes, help people, but also help them get back on their feet but not necessarily give them enough that will disincentivize a job search? is. >> absolutely. we talk about folks called the 99ers, people unemployed for more than 99 months. >> many of those people will never go back to work, david. >> what paul krugman and ben bernanke and others have called one of the major economic threats to growth in the united states. we're all in agreement on that. the central premise though that somehow unemployment insurance creates a disincentive to work sort of flies in the face of data from full employment periods, because if that were really true, we'd have a lot of people during full employment that would simply prefer to stay on unemployment. or stated another way, if people once went on unemployment they'd stay there because they just liked it
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
>>> welcome back, everybody. we want to thank our fantastic guest host today, arianna huffington. arianna, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. this was so much fun. thank you. >> you're an entrepreneur and a capitalist, and all of your readers need to know that. >> and a compassionate human being. >> yes, you are. you're a great entrepreneur. >> we'll talk to you soon. good-bye, everybody. we'll see you tomorrow. ♪ it's got to be a morning of the ♪ >>> and there is, it is the morning after the first presidential debate, and the big question is, will we see a romney bounce that could be a game changer in the race for the white house? good morning. welcome. i'm melissa lee along with carl quintanilla and jim cramer. david faber is at the economic summit in larue, texas. he'll join us from there in just a few minutes to kick off an exclusive interview with meg whitman. let's have a look at the futures this morning. we are seeing a positive bounce here. we are digesting, as we mentioned, last night's debate as well as jobless claims which came in lower than expected.